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Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-03-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By RJones1204
wonderful suggestions! is it sad (and yet great)...

wonderful suggestions! is it sad (and yet great) that all of these are new concepts to me?! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/luxlove.gif
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-27-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By RJones1204
If its not a million times a day and you are...

If its not a million times a day and you are redirecting by giving him something else fun to do, then how is that bad? I don't think its negative at all. Negative would be saying it in a mean voice...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-27-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By RJones1204
That is such good simple advice. Joy is such a...

That is such good simple advice. Joy is such a bright child, I do think she could understand a conversation like that. She loves cooking shows with a passion. She'd love to cook. I'll ask her what...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-26-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By RJones1204
My daughter is a night waker too! She turned 3...

My daughter is a night waker too! She turned 3 last month. DH and I are all for a good nights sleep (our 2 week old even loves her sleep!). So at this point in life, DD just comes to sleep on the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-26-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By RJones1204
In a nutshell, we are brand new to Gentle...

In a nutshell, we are brand new to Gentle Discipline in our home. I REALLY regret choices we have made in the past with our children and want to rectify things for a healthy future and family. For...
Forum: Homebirth   06-05-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By RJones1204
Has this happened to anyone else pretty early?...

Has this happened to anyone else pretty early? My prenatal check at 34 weeks said I was measuring 31wks. The midwives felt around and said baby's head was engaged really low, hence the small...
Forum: Homebirth   05-30-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By RJones1204
Do you have an OB/ Gyn now that would cover you...

Do you have an OB/ Gyn now that would cover you in case of a transfer? I would take a tour of the hospital too and put his mind at ease (assuming that your other two LOs weren't born there already...
Forum: Homebirth   03-31-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,651
Posted By RJones1204
Great job on having a big healthy boy!!! Some...

Great job on having a big healthy boy!!! Some babies need extra help. Homebirth doesn't create a bubble of safety, when a baby is born and genuinely needs help. Your not crying or feeling blue about...
Forum: Homebirth   02-08-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By RJones1204
I should clarify some things. Dh and I thought...

I should clarify some things. Dh and I thought originally we would only be staying in this state (CO) and moving back east (OH) in April. MW and I worked out a fee that would cover prenatal care...
Forum: Homebirth   02-07-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By RJones1204
I am due July 2nd, my MW will be out of town...

I am due July 2nd, my MW will be out of town like the 10th for a week or something like that. I went two weeks over with my son (2nd pregnancy) and had my daughter (3rd pregnancy) on her due date. I...
Forum: Homebirth   02-03-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,246
Posted By RJones1204
Mama I really hope you heal from your feeling of...

Mama I really hope you heal from your feeling of sadness! Be honest with yourself.......you labored THAT long with no drugs! You tried HARD and pushed FOREVER to get your baby out! If you are honest...
Forum: Homebirth   01-30-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By RJones1204
For both my homebirths, we forgot to have a bowl...

For both my homebirths, we forgot to have a bowl handy for the placenta. LOL Dh ran to the kitchen and grabbed one of my good bowls and later threw it away (he could have just washed it)! Haha I...
Forum: Homebirth   12-25-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By RJones1204
That seems like such a simple solution,...

That seems like such a simple solution, Coleina!!!!  Kind of a "ah-ha" moment with a light bulb. haha
Forum: Homebirth   12-22-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By RJones1204
I have thought about the same thing. Ultimately...

I have thought about the same thing. Ultimately I don't know if I am worried enough about it to not use a birth pool. I don't believe there are any other alternatives. If we end up staying in the...
Forum: Birth Stories   12-05-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By RJones1204
What a wonderful birth story! I hope this is...

What a wonderful birth story! I hope this is inspiring for mamas who aren't comfortable with homebirth  but want to go natural! I know it would be for me if for some reason I had to have a hospital...
Forum: Homebirth   12-03-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By RJones1204
Joy, thanks for your midwife perspective! To me...

Joy, thanks for your midwife perspective! To me I would love to use the resource of having a midwife for the emotional/ spiritual/ and nutrition support. That hefty price tag scares me away though....
Forum: Homebirth   12-02-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By RJones1204
I am 10wks pregnant with baby #4. We are moving...

I am 10wks pregnant with baby #4. We are moving when I am 23wks or so. I haven't started any prenatals with a MW yet. I just found one, that is seems like we will mesh. We live in Denver and the COL...
Forum: Homebirth   09-08-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,254
Posted By RJones1204
I have waited since last November to get DH on...

I have waited since last November to get DH on board with TTCing. Its not something I wanted to rush until we were both ready. I found him sleeping with all our kids' baby albums on the bed the...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   03-29-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By RJones1204
Dh and I have some Christian missionary friends...

Dh and I have some Christian missionary friends in China. They found out they were pregnant a few months before moving there. They had their baby boy at a local hospital. They speak fluent chinease...
Forum: May 2011   02-18-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,422
Posted By RJones1204
My kids LOVED being swaddled. It allowed me to...

My kids LOVED being swaddled. It allowed me to put them in their own little space (crib, bassinet, etc) when I needed to stretch on the bed by myself (well with DH too). They felt snuggly and safe,...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-17-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By RJones1204
A very very small percentage of boys (and I am...

A very very small percentage of boys (and I am talking very few) are born retractable. And while its a small number it does mean its not impossible for a very young boy to be retractable. The whole...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-11-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,630
Posted By RJones1204
DD is 5 (this past Dec was her bday) so next...

DD is 5 (this past Dec was her bday) so next year really is when it starts. But the preschool stuff is so easy for her. She knows her ABc's and sounds, how to write them, etc. We are just...
Forum: Homebirth   02-11-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By RJones1204
Thanks for replies. Yeah it was a bit of a...

Thanks for replies. Yeah it was a bit of a shock. The funny thing is though that DH was able to get a job that he had lots of experience in and makes about double what he did in Ohio. So we are in...
Forum: Homebirth   02-10-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By RJones1204
DH and I are not pregnant. But want to try soon...

DH and I are not pregnant. But want to try soon if things work out. We had a hospital birth and 2 HBs in Ohio. The rates (as the whole cost of living too) is very affordable. I think we paid $1,000...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-06-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By RJones1204
My BFF is pregnant with boy #2. First little guy...

My BFF is pregnant with boy #2. First little guy is circed. She had no clue. I had no clue, I only had an older daughter at the time. BFF has learned some functions of the foreskin, the pain in...
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